Historical Overview Of Cervical Spondylosis

Research Article
Ayesha Naaz and Farha Rizwan
Cervical spondylosis, Hippocrates

Degenerative disorder of some types at a certain point of life is a universal ageing phenomenon but with changing lifestyles, the number of population suffering with such an ailment is on rise. Cervical spondylosis is one of them. Pain is an unpleasant sensation, yet indispensable for life. It is derived from a Latin word ‘poena’ which means ‘penalty’ or ‘punishment’. Pain is described as a multidimensional experience that is unique to each individual which can interfere with a person’s physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual well-being. One such painful condition which significantly affects a person’s quality of life is ‘Cervical spondylosis’. The ancient medical experts including Hippocrates (460-377 BC) ‘The father of Medicine’ have discussed on cervical spondylosis in detail and treated it successfully. The present study is an attempt to reveal the historical aspects of cervical spondylosis.